Libyan fighters in Sirte celebrate reports that Gaddafi is dead
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Libyans celebrate Gaddafi's death

Libya's former-leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has been killed after an assault on his home town of Sirte, officials from the transitional authorities have said.

Anti-Gaddafi fighters welcomed the news with jubilant scenes, hailing what one described as a "great achievement... freeing every inch of our country".

  • 20 Oct 2011